Category Archives: Desserts

Amaretto Sour Cupcakes

(Just a heads up! I have both alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions of this recipe.) Guys. Guys. This is one of the best experiments I have ever done, sorry Tidepool Jello Cups. Pound cake cupcakes infused with nutty Amaretto, topped with a sweet but sour lemon frosting... They are perfection. These are now my official, go-to…Read More


Having a farmer for a sister is the best. Seriously. When she worked at a dairy farm, she would bring home jugs of whole milk, perfect for making mozzarella or ricotta or other amazing cheeses. And the ice cream.... heaven! Now she's working at a chicken farm, and let me tell you, we have reaped…Read More

Tidepool Jello Cups

Okay, so sometimes I go a little mad scientist in the kitchen. I get an idea in my head, and gosh darn it all, I'm going to try it and try it until it works. I was partly inspired by these adorable Gone Fishing Cupcakes on Three Kids and a Fish, and I really wanted to…Read More

“More for Me!” Rhubarb Crisp

Happy Summer Holiday! The kids are free, the sun is out, and Canada Day (July 1st) is almost upon us! I thought that in celebration I would share with you one of the most Canadian recipes I know - Rhubarb Crisp. Everyone grows rhubarb in Nova Scotia. If you have a garden, you probably have rhubarb.…Read More

Nutella and Creole Cream Cheese Ice Cream Pie

When we tell people that we are living in Louisiana, we usually get one reaction and one reaction only: the head is thrown back, the eyes are lifted to the heavens, and a single sentence emerges from their lips: “Oh my god the FOOD!” This is usually followed by a list of places we HAVE to…Read More

Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie Bowl

Smoothies are the best. For serious. They’re sweet and delicious, and I’ve never met one I didn’t like! Actually, that’s a lie; there was one smoothie back when we were trying Mr. Nomato on an elimination diet that tasted like ginger apple ditchwater, but I hardly count that. It was more like juice anyway. Smoothies…Read More

Strawberry Shortcake

It’s Spring in Louisiana, and that means strawberries! It didn’t even occur to me that the heat would bring them earlier until I stepped into the grocery store, and there they were, a shining tower of brilliant red berries! They might as well have had a label on them that said ‘Eat Me!’ Just look at…Read More

Chocolate Birds’ Nests

This winter has been brutal. With the massive amounts of snow in the north and a gloomy (spooky!) brown bayou down south, we all deserve spring in our lives. I present to you, spring in Cookie Form! Who doesn’t love chocolate or macaroons? Who doesn’t LOVE Cadbury Mini-Eggs? You have no idea how hard it…Read More

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I don’t know who I’d be without this recipe for banana bread. I say that quite honestly. Growing up, it was a special treat. There were a lot of us young-uns, and there were ALWAYS bananas in the house, somehow. My mother instituted a ‘one banana a day’ rule, I think out of necessity. Either…Read More